What is covered in the course?

The course covers five broad content areas:

English Language

The study, synthesis, and application of the rules of English language and medical transcription style, including English Essentials for Medical Transcriptionists, Word Building/Whole Body Terminology.


Learn how to set up and use the technology required for medical transcription. The equipment you purchase to use in this course will set you up for self–employment after you graduate. Includes Microsoft Word Basics for Medical Transcriptionist, Web Use, Resources, Production (goal setting, speed typing, etc.)

Medicolegal Aspects of the Healthcare Record

Introduction to healthcare documentation, including the voluntary and regulatory standards related to the healthcare record and the study and application of medicolegal concepts and ethics in the medical transcription profession. 

Medical Knowledge

Learn about medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, concepts of disease, pharmacology & laboratory, for each of the following body systems.

  • Pharmacology/Laboratory
  • Hematology/Lymphatics
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Female Reproductive/OB/GYN
  • GU/Male Reproductive
  • GI
  • Senses (ENT, ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics/Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology/Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology/Nuclear Medicine
  • General Surgical Procedures
  • Orthopedics
Medical Transcription Practice

Transcribe healthcare dictation using all skills learned, while meeting progressively demanding accuracy standards. Practical experience transcribing 2,400 minutes of dictation using various types of document formats and editing skills for each of the body systems listed above.